Two new faces on Milford's Board of Education

The Milford Board of Education has two new members, Laura Fetter and Michael DeGrego.

Fetter, a Democrat, replaced James Maroney, who is now serving as a State representative. Maroney was elected in November to the state post and said he would continue his school board seat until the board was done with this year’s budget deliberations.

Fetter has been involved in the schools and local politics for a number of years.

“Laura is great,” said Democratic Town Committee Chairman Richard Smith. “She’s smart, direct, knowledgeable and very committed to our children and to our schools. She has a background in education and has been very involved for some time. Milford is lucky to have her serving on the Board of Education.”

Fetter was appointed last month to fill Maroney’s unexpired term.

The Board of Education voted Monday night to accept DeGrego to replace Mark Stapleton. DeGrego will be sworn in over the next few days, and then he will be seated at the next board meeting on March 25.

DeGrego was the Republican candidate for State senate, running against Gayle Slossberg, this past November. DeGrego didn’t win, but many people commented on his campaigning tenacity and ability to get his name and platform message circulated.

Stapleton, a former school board chairman, resigned because he moved out of the district that he represented.